Narendra Modi to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his maiden appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this month. The annual forum is attended by many of the world's top CEOs and a large number of heads of government. Modi will be the first Indian PM to attend the meet in over two decades. He will be accompanied by nearly a hundred Indian corporate heads and policymakers. "The India theme will be in focus at the conference with several sessions around India," said an official, pointing out that there is a lot of interest to invest in the country. Last January, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the main address in Davos. According to news reports Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar are also expected to participate. Generally Indian PMs have avoided the event as it clashes with the country's Republic Day celebrations but Modi has decided to pack his already hectic calendar with a trip to Switzerland with the event scheduled for January 23-26. He will return to India to welcome ASEAN leaders for the Republic Day, which will be followed by the start of the budget session of Parliament.